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Author(s):Marchione, V.
Author Affiliation:Department of Crop Science, University of Bari, Italy
Title:Environmental adaptation of five warm-season turf species in a coastal area of Apulian region
Section:Volunteer presentations
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Meeting Info.:19-20 May 2008: Pisa Italy
Source:1st European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, May 2008, p. 123-124.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Adaptation; Warm season turfgrasses; Growth rate; Quality evaluation; Percent living ground cover; Choice of species
Geographic Terms:Southern Italy
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to "evaluate the environmental adaptation and suitability for recreational, ornamental and amenity uses of different warm-season grasses in a coastal area of the Apulian (Southern Italy) region." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "five seed propagated warm-season grasses: Buchloe dactyloides Nutt. Engelm 'Imperial', Cynodon dactylon L. Pers. 'Sydney', Paspalum notatum Flugge 'Pensacola', Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst ex Chiov. 'Common', and Zoysia japonica Steud 'Traveller', were compared in a randomized block design...The collected data of the experiment carried out during May-October period (2002-2004) were: growth rate...turf quality...and green cover percentage." Reports that "growth height has been influenced by the higher rainfall variability observed during the trial period (2002-2004). Among the evaluated species...the highest mean monthly growth height was exhibited by P. notatum and P. clandestinum, respectively with 112 and 103 mm [millimeters]; in the lowest position C. dactylon, with a value equal to 78mm/month, showed significant differences compared to the other species." Concludes that "among the compared species, P. clandestinum and Z. japonica for their good turf quality and green cover percentage, seem to be suitable for recreational and ornamental uses; on the contrary P. notatum and B. dactyloides can be used in those areas where amenity uses (roadside [and] soil erosion contro...) are more important than ornamental ones."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Marchione, V,. 2008. Environmental adaptation of five warm-season turf species in a coastal area of Apulian region. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 123-124.
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